Learning Objectives
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Welcome to the Avian Influenza and Exotic Newcastle Disease module. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Realize the economic and public health impacts of an exotic avian disease outbreak
  • Recognize the clinical signs associated with avian influenza (AI) and exotic Newcastle disease (END)
  • Describe the concerns associated with H5 and H7 low pathogenicity AI viruses
  • Understand the role of the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP) Avian Influenza Clean and Monitored programs and the Live Bird Marketing System program in preventing notifiable avian influenza (NAI)
  • Collect and submit samples for the surveillance of AI and END
  • Report positive results for AI or END and understand the protocol for investigation, response, communication, and recovery
  • Implement biosecurity measures specific for these diseases

Completion of this module is estimated to take 60 minutes, but will vary depending on your familiarity with the diseases and information presented.